Torrential rains in Linyi, Shandong province have caused massive flooding, but not everyone’s mood has been dampened. In the above video, while others slog through knee-deep water or try their damnedest to plow through it in cars, a father and son row an inflatable boat, content to go nowhere at all. More than a few onlookers have smiles on their faces as they take pictures with their camera phones. I don’t want to venture all the way down Corny Alley, but as Weibo user Xieyin notes, “The most fortunate thing a person can have in life can’t beat having an optimistic father; this scene makes me think of [the movie] ‘Life is Beautiful.’”
I’ve edited the YouTube version a little for brevity, but you can find the original on Youku — it’s been viewed 928,000 times in 17 hours — after the jump.